Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday's Treat

Today's healthy treat is carrots with hummus.  This may sound weird...or it may be something you discovered long ago.  I'm not sure how I came across the idea, but I like carrots and I like hummus, and both are easy to pack for lunch. 

I like to think of hummus as the healthier version of ranch dressing or some other dip for veggies.  If you don't know what hummus is (which I did not for a long time), it is smashed up chick peas with different spices for flavor.  It may not sound good, but give it a try before you make up your mind.

This little snack is tasty as well as healthy, and can be turned into a meal with some pita bread or pita chips to go along with it.  Add another veggie such as tomatoes or celery, and you have yourself a very healthy lunch that will give you energy without sitting heavy on your stomach.   

I came across this recipe for making your own hummus, if you'd like to give that a try.  Or you can buy it in little tubs at your local grocery store - found most of the time near the specialty cheeses near the bakery.  My favorite brand of pita chip (so far) is Stacy's - and they come in every possible flavor you can imagine.  I think the serving size is 10 chips for 130 calories, but this depends on what flavor you get.

So try some carrots and hummus, make your own modifications and enjoy!


  1. Yum! I am enjoying your suggestions, Jane. Keep them up! Oh, and I bought that rainbow veggie pasta you recommended from Kroger. Do you have any healthy recipes to recommend with it?

  2. Ha ha - well, all I do with it is heat up some spaghetti sauce and pour it over my noodles with some cheese sprinkled on top. It is one of those I-am-hungry-right-now dishes. :)

  3. That's how I do pasta too :) A nice easy meal. At least now there will be veggies in it too.